NIISHII | night worlds
What happens to a town after sunset? What happens to life and light?
Set in Dubrajpur (WB, India) during the summer monsoons of June and July, this ethnographic film attempts to capture the essence of the semi-urban night in a small town from its pre-electrification years as a village before 1958 to its radically altered present state.
Traversing the realms of experience, imagination and memory, it presents the night as a distinctly active and affective space and time distinguished by the lightscapes and soundscapes uniquely crafted, altered and negotiated by its people as they move from one night to the next.
Recognition for Niishii:
Official Selection, Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival, United Kingdom
Official Selection, World Film Festival, Estonia
Official Selection, Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, USA
Official Selection, Suburbinale International FIlm Festival, Austria
Official Selection, Delhi International Film Festival
Official Selection, German International Ethnographic Film Festival
Best Student Film, Virgin Spring Cinefest, India
Finalist, Cult Critic Film Awards
Mention, IntimaLente Ethnographic Film Festival
Official Selection, Calcutta International Cult Film Festival